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Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Japanese for practical use!

Are you living in Tokyo and looking for everyday conversational Japanese course in Shinjuku-ku? Do you work at a Japanese company and need to learn practical Japanese to communicate with coworkers? With more than 40 years of educational experience, SNG provides its beginner students a unique learning experience through the Ezoe method, enabling students to speak with confidence and understand formal and informal conversations. Our programs range from beginner to advanced levels, with flexible classes like evening and Saturday classes for people who are busy during the day. We are in Shinjuku Ward, just a 5-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station.
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Try your first Evening or Saturday class free of charge!

- Full-time weekday courses
- Evening classes
- Saturday classes
- Business course
- JLPT preparation class

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Address:
2-9-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
TEL:
03-5273-0044
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Academy of Language Arts, Tokyo

JAPANESE FOR COMMUNICATION!!

Founded in 1984, Academy of Language Arts (ALA) is located in the heart of Tokyo and renowned for its history. Enhancing learners' conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation. In our general conversation course, learners study in a relaxed multinational environment. ALA is a highly reputable language institute that specializes in business Japanese training, develops and conducts the TCCB (Test of Communication Competence in Business). We offer a multitude of programs to meet your goals. Hone your business Japanese skills with our private and company lessons. Whatever your language goals may be, ALA will help you reach them!

Student visa application is available for the course starting in January and April 2018

- Short-term conversation course (Intensive / part-time)
- Student visa acquirable course (Intensive / 6 months ~)
- Private lessons/In-company lessons (General / Business)
- Test of Communication Competence in Business (TCCB)
- 外国人社員育成コース

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Address:
No.2 Tobundo Bldg., 2-16, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0824
TEL:
03-3235-0071
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Coto Language Academy

Fun and Effective Conversational Japanese Lessons

Are you ready to enjoy studying Japanese? Coto Language Academy is the perfect place to up your conversational skills! Located in the heart of Tokyo with fun learning as a motto, Coto offers small classes to all levels, flexible schedules and 3 types of courses: Intensive, Part-Time and Private. Catering to our students that are usually English speaking and either long-term residents or short-term visitors, we use original materials to teach real life practical Japanese. Our professional English-speaking staff coupled with our friendly school atmosphere will ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience!

Free level check and counseling offered.

- Intensive Course - conversational level Japanese in just four weeks
- Part-time Course! - pick and choose the best lessons for you
- JLPT Course - master the JLPT with our prep course
- Private Lessons - one on one direct instruction with our qualified teachers
- Dispatch Lessons - one on one instruction at home or the office

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Address:
1F/3F Iidabashi building, 4-9-4 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
TEL:
03-6261-4515
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KAI Japanese Language School

KAI makes you improve real communication

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a reputable Japanese language school in Tokyo certified by the IALC (International Association of Language Centres). Since our foundation, we've attracted students from about 40 countries, who use Japanese as the common language of communication both in and out of the classroom. At KAI, students live Japanese! Our two main programs cover most people. First, the General Course, targets students aiming to master Japanese, while the Practical Conversation Course is a conversation program on a shorter-term basis. In addition, we offer summer courses, 50+ course and private lessons for both individuals and corporates.

Free classroom observation, level check test and counseling.

- General Course (intensive & communication oriented)
- Practical Conversation Course (flexible & conversation focused)
- Summer courses (Grammar & Conversation and JLPT)
- 50+ Course (language & culture for senior learners)
- Private Lessons (for both individual & corporate clients)

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Address:
Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
TEL:
03-3205-1356
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Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
Japanese Language Institute (JLI)

50 Years of Actual Results

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, Nichibei JLI has attracted more than 9,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of Nichibei JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Upper-Intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (Intermediate to Advanced); 4) targeting business-people, job seekers, families of expats, spouses of Japanese, and other adult learners. Nichibei JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.

One-on-one consultation and trial lesson: We will be happy to give you details of our programs and answer your questions.

- Regular Program: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 12:20 *Visa sponsorship available
- Part-time Program: 1-2 day(s)/week, open for early mornings, mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
- Private Lesson: On an as-needed basis, both inside and outside NICHIBEI JLI
- Japanese Program for corporate trainees

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Address:
1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
+81-3-3359-9600
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Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ)

Realizing your dreams with Japanese! For your future career all the support you'll need is here.

Established in 1988, Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ) has been engaged in "cross-cultural communication" through Japanese-language education. Students will get to study in the same building as Japanese students who are studying to become Japanese teachers. It's a great environment for those learning Japanese! We are conveniently located near Shinjuku and Akihabara stations. You can choose from several courses and curricula which are designed to match a variety of needs. Get in touch to arrange a trial lesson and take a test to check your level — both are absolutely free!

Student visa application is available for the term of April 2019

- International Student Course (over 1 year)
- Short-Term International Course (3 months)
- Daily Course (Minimum 4 weeks)
- Summer Course
- Private lesson(10 lessons ~)

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Address:
4F, 5F, 6F Toshin Shinanomachi-Ekimae Bldg., 34, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0016
TEL:
(81) 3-3354-5001
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI) Sendagaya Japanese College

Connecting you to Japan

・Established in 1975, Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI) has been providing various courses to students from more than 100 countries.
・We are recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an official preparatory education institution since 2006.
・We have staff members who speak Arabic, Chinese, English, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Vietnamese, as well as friendly and experienced Japanese teachers.
・Our Japanese Teachers' Training Course, which was the first to be certified by the government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, has more than 10,000 graduates who are teaching not only at Sendagaya, but all over the world.

The registration fee for our Everyday Course will be 50% off for The Japan Times readers till Sept 30, 2018!

- Everyday Course (Daytime Intensive) - From 2 weeks to 3 months
- Private Course - Either in our school, on-site, or both upon request
- JLPT Preparation Course
- Business Japanese Course
- University Preparatory Course

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Address:
Meiten Bldg. 6F 1-27-6 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
03-6457-3778
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Below are the messages from the above schools.

Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts

Become fluent in Japanese

Our educational aim is that learners become able to not only gain Japanese knowledge and understand Japanese, but also communicate well in Japanese. We provide practical training with our students in order for them to use it in actual society once they learn something new. Even if leaners start from zero level in Japanese, we assure that they have fluency in Japanese as of their graduation. Therefore our graduates have acquired good communication skills at ALA.

We have offered Japanese language education for practical communication consistently since our foundation. It has resulted in extremely high evaluations in the training of global human resource development for Japanese companies.

Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI) Sendagaya Japanese College

Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI) Sendagaya Japanese College

Become fluent in Japanese

SJI is 1 minute from Takadanobaba Station. You will learn speaking, listening, reading, and writing using our original "Communication Japanese" textbooks. We also plan various cultural activities, such as a Japanese sweets workshop, tea ceremony, animation workshop, etc. Since there are students from many countries, you can learn in an international atmosphere.

Former students

I really enjoy every day at school! Teachers are very enthusiastic and passionate about their jobs and always well prepared!
Andreas Schaer (Germany)

Studying at SJI was fun.
I thought, "It's going to be hard to learn Japanese language in Japanese." The reality is, "Not at all!"
Evgeniya Kiseleva (Russia)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI)

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI)

50 years as a platform to promote networking among students

Nichibei JLI, established in 1967, has been a major destination in Japan to learn the Japanese language for half a century. Throughout our history, we have received applications from all over the world.

We attract many referrals from past students including friends, colleagues and family of our alumni.

In fact, the Regular Program is offering a policy where both referrers and referees can get a reward. It is our pleasure to offer a platform to help people to network with each other through Japanese.

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN to experience and learn in this exciting and prestigious environment!

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI:DLS
(Digital Learning System)
for better learning experience

KAI Japanese Language School is continually striving to embrace innovative, modern learning techniques. With KAI:DLS (Digital Learning System), we're taking our biggest leap forward: our original materials have been transformed for a better learning experience. Students in the General Japanese Course are equipped with a mobile internet-connected, study-ready iPad for digital learning in and out of the classroom. KAI's original textbooks are provided as iBooks and the courses are organized in iTunesU. KAI:DLS provides a unique digital learning environment not found in other language schools. It improves learning speed and comprehension and we are committed to progressively enhancing the platform.

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy
Kana Sumitani
Senior Coordinator

Tokyo attracts many types of people who want to learn Japanese, including working expats and their spouses, small business owners and tourists. We love being able to help them with their Japanese. Our school provides small flexible classes (maximum of eight students) to meet the various needs of our students. We offer many ways of learning to fit our students' schedules. Our most popular course is the intensive course (three hours a day, five days a week) that focuses on improving everyday conversation ability.

Additionally, we provide part-time, private and topic-specific lessons (including business and the JLP T Japanese-Language Proficiency Test). We also offer evening and Saturday classes.

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (SNG)

Study with SNG!

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute is an educational establishment with 40 years of Japanese teaching experience. We provide our beginner students with the Ezoe method where differently shaped and colored cards are used to represent different parts of speech for better understanding and memorization of Japanese grammar. We have also launched a digital learning program, Visual Learning Japanese, for beginners. Students can preview or review lessons using additional access to SNG grammar and vocabulary study applications. Aside from our beginner to advanced level classes, we provide a variety of courses, including Business/Tourism Japanese, Saturday, Evening Courses, Japanese Teaching Programs and more.

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ)

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ)

SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

TCJ offers various events and activities, including a New Year's shrine visit, barbecues, field trips, interaction with local junior high school students and seasonal celebrations of Japan such as the bean-throwing and doll and star festivals. You can learn not only Japanese language, but also deepen your understanding of Japanese culture and society. Furthermore, you can also make friends with classmates from over 40 countries. We also have a Japanese teacher training course. Therefore, you have a chance to interact with these Japanese students during break times to practice Japanese conversation, which is only available at language schools like ours!